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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Week 332 Menu

Last night Nate had a surprise date planned. Months ago he told me to get a babysitter for June 1 and that it would be a late night. I didn’t find out what we were doing until we were driving in the car last night! He did a great job keeping the surprise.

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So…where did we go? To see Imagine Dragons! I have to tell you about it because it was so much fun. The lead singer Dan is our friend’s brother, so it’s been really fun to watch their meteoric rise since the first studio album came out last August. It’s quite stunning, actually. Last night’s show was amazing and they are better live than on the album (not all bands can boast that these days…these guys are legit musicians, which became apparent watching them play). We randomly ended up sitting next to another band member’s mom and his two aunts. Ryan’s mom told us how she loves telling people that she got him guitar lessons in 5th grade and that he’s been devoted ever since. You could tell the family was so excited and delighted for the band, a bunch of nice guys that they love. And when Ryan spotted her in the crowd near the end of the show, it was so cute. At one point when the crowd was singing the lyrics, you could tell Dan was in disbelief. It was really sweet. Dan’s wife’s band Nico Vega opened for them. She was crazy in a really great way and a total rocker, plus her voice was amazing. The best part, though, was when she brought their headphone-wearing 10-month-old daughter on stage for a kiss. The entire crowd chorused with “Awwwwwww.” It was such a fun night, filled with positive energy and great music. Thanks, Nate!

Alright, back to business!

– Chicken Stir Fry
– Dumplings

Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

– Leftovers

Rachel sandwiches

– Eat out

– Breakfast for dinner (tbd)

You know the drill…please share your menus! And have a great week!


  1. 1
    Angie M

    Sun – BBQ ribs w/ roasted potatoes & corn on the cob
    Mon – Baked salmon w/ fresh green beans (from the garden) & pasta w/ lemon white wine sauce
    Tue – leftovers (or a chicken casserole)
    Wed – Chicken fajitas w/ salad
    Thu – Italian drip beef w/ terra chips
    Fri – leftovers

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    S-Meatball Subs (2nd attempt. Going to try in the oven.)
    M-Chicken and Dumplings
    T-Brats on the grill
    T-Crock pot Garlic Honey Chicken
    F-Tuna Casserole
    S-Fried Chicken

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    That looks like a wonderful night, I’m glad you had fun.
    I’m happy that the lettuce in the garden is coming in. We eat a lot of it so it is good for the grocery bill.
    Sunday: Grilled Fish; French Fries; green beans
    Monday: Grilled Chicken; Potato Salad; Salad
    Tuesday: Chilled Avocado Soup; Rolls; Salad
    Wednesday: MLB
    Thursday: Baked Ravioli; Salad
    Friday: Ham Steak (Not sure how I am going to prepare this yet); Mashed Potatoes; Carrots
    Saturday: Gyros with the fixings; French Fries (If I can find any more in the freezer)

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    I regularly cook dinner only on Sunday, so I cannot say what’s for dinner this week. However, I can take a shot at saying what’s for dinner this month. If I write some of my ideas down, perhaps I won’t forget them.

    May 19

    Spring Vegetable Pasta
    Homemade Sourdough Bread
    Strawberries and Biscuits

    Extra: Brownies

    May 26
    Grandma’s Roast Beef (not my grandma, though)
    Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
    Dinner Rolls
    Brownie Sundae

    June 2
    Grilled Pizza
    Green Salad

    Extra: Monkey Bread

    June 9
    Pulled Pork Sandwiches

    June 16
    Time to pull out a family recipe, perhaps “Goop”?

  5. Sunday: Out to dinner for Grandpa’s birthday!
    Monday – Tuesday: Up in the air
    Wednesday: Stuffed chicken breast
    Thursday: Homemade fried rice and egg rolls
    Friday: Chicken Pad Thai
    Saturday: Out

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    Kim from PA

    Sun: Fish Tacos, strawberries
    Mon: Shrimp & Veggie Soup, grainy bread
    Tue: Chicken burgers, corn on the cob
    Wed: Orange Chicken, brown rice, green beans (I just love this…can’t stop making it!)
    Thur: King Salmon (it’s in season again!), broccoli, salad
    Fri: Out for dinner at local restaurant just renovated by Restaurant Impossible
    Sat: Tuna sandwiches, carrot sticks, fruit

    I am also completely fascinated with cake pops lately. I think I will try making some for the 1st time this week.

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    Sunday skirt steak on grill red mashed potAtoes cauliflower
    Monday leftover steak for steak salad
    Tuesday not sure college visit day
    Wed quiche
    Thursday chicken casear wrAps, thanks for the idea! I use whole foods casear dresssing, my fav
    Friday pizza night
    Saturday shrimp on the grill with rice

    Have a great week

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    Sunday skirt steak on grill red mashed potAtoes cauliflower
    Monday leftover steak for steak salad
    Tuesday not sure college visit day
    Wed quiche
    Thursday chicken casear wrAps, thanks for the idea! I use whole foods casear dresssing, my fav
    Friday pizza night
    Saturday shrimp on the grill with rice

  9. sun: garlicky shrimp & cannelini beans, salad, baguette
    mon: stuffed peppers with tomato basil cream sauce, mashed potatoes
    tues: salmon cakes, broiled zucchini and potatoes
    weds: broccoli chicken divan, rice pilaf, salad
    thurs: out
    fri: salami and cherry pepper pizza with fresh mozzarella
    sat: tba

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    Sun: Chicken soup (We’re all getting over a nasty cold!)
    Mon: lentil pancakes, salad
    Tues: Pulled chicken tacos
    Wed: My 4 year old’s birthday! He has requested Mac&cheese and chocolate cake.
    Thur: leftovers
    Fri: out for a friend’s birthday
    Sat: not sure… Pizza maybe?

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    I haven’t posted in awhile. Lacrosse season was hectic and meal planning didn’t really exist. So here I go again:
    Sunday – it has been in the 90s and I was craving bbq chicken and macaroni salad (with tuna).
    Monday – ground turkey sloppy joes
    Tuesday – salmon packets
    Wed – out with a friend
    Thur. – those chicken enchiladas look so good. Minus the cilantro.
    Fri – retirement party
    Sat – out with in-laws

  12. That’s a fun surprise! I was just singing their song (loudly) in the car… and I never sing… ever.

    Spinach and Feta Quiche with home fries
    Cauliflower Croquettes with salad
    Homemade Beet Raviolis
    Salmon Burgers
    Grilled BBQ Chicken and Veggie Kabobs

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    Well had a little too much fun last night so basically nothing is for dinner tonight- Sunday…
    Monday- baseball/softball so pizza
    Tuesday- swim meet so cold cut sandwiches
    Wednesday- pork chops and potatoes
    Thursday- crock pot roast
    Friday- leftover roast,probably sandwiches
    Saturday- ribs and something nit sure what yet…

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    What a great surprise!!

    Sunday – Flounder, potato salad, lima beans
    Monday – Grilled chicken tenders, Loaded mashed potatoes, applesauce
    Tuesday – Tuna casserole with peas
    Wednesday – Chicken scampi, salad
    Thursday – Baked Ziti, garlic bread
    Friday – Shrimp, brown rice, veggie stir fry
    Saturday – Leftovers

  15. Sunday: Burgers mixed with espresso-infused balsamic vinegar
    Meatless Monday: Emmer pasta with tomato and cannelini beans
    Tuesday: Chicken soulvaki
    Wednesday: London broil
    Thursday: Salsa chicken
    Friday: Out
    Saturday: The Kid’s 3rd birthday party

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    I just wanted to tell you that I made your sweet potato and black bean burrittos last night snd they were great!

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    Week of June 2 to June 8
    Sunday: Eggplant parmigiana and spaghetti
    Monday: Ham, biscuits, and corn
    Tuesday: Black bean and sweet potato burritos
    Wednesday: Dinner out – Italian restaurant
    Thursday: Chicken enchiladas and rice, veggies
    Friday: Spicy shrimp fettucine
    Saturday: Split pea soup with leftover ham

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    Sooo… Jealous, we love love music and they are great!
    I haven’t had a menu in a couple of weeks due to a badddd broken foot and juggling doctors appts and 5 kiddos! So, I’m back… sort of, I’m in a knee scooter..but I can cook!

    Sun.- Cuban pork, black beans and rice
    Mon.- LO.. Cubanos, black beans and fries
    Tues.- Pork chops, stuffing, broccoli and apples
    Wed.- Pasta carbonara, salad and bread
    Thurs.- World cuisine Wed..moved to Thurs this week. Danis
    Fri.- Homemade pizzas…. variety
    Sat.- Crawfish boil
    Sun.- something in the crockpot…for meeting schedule. All ideas welcome

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    Sounds like a fun night!

    Mon: Grilled steak, twice baked new potatoes, oven-fried zucchini & squash

    Tues: Creamy tomatillo chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice

    Wed: Sausage and wild rice stuffed peppers (your recipe – can’t wait!), roasted potatoes, BLT salad

    Thurs: Eggplant involtini, pesto bread

    Fri: Out

    Sat: BLT’s, garden veggie soup

  20. The Rachel Sandwich looks so good. I will have to try it sometime soon.

    Eat out
    Meatloaf, roasted potaotes, corn on the cob, peas
    Stir-Fried Sweet-and-Sour Chicken, rice
    Pot Roast with Bacon and Vegetables
    Hamburgers, sweet potato fries, tomato and onion slices
    Out of town

    Bree’s Lentil-Tomato Soup, corn bread muffins
    Cuban Black Beans/Black bean soup (leftovers in freezer), rice
    Freezer meal (use up leftovers in the freezer, ones that only have one or two servings in them) OR Pizza
    Falafel, couscous salad
    Tomato Soup
    Out of town

    Just now looking back on my meal plan I realize that we have several meatless meals planned. Last fall I set out to find several and these are some we have come to love. However, I am finding we are in a rut with these, using the same ones over and over. I think it is time to look for some more.

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    Mon: Baked eggs, salad
    Tue: Chicken and pineapple stirfry
    Wed: Roasted vegetable lasagne and salad
    Thur: Stuffed peppers
    Fri: Goat’s cheese and new potato tart, green beans
    Sat: Meatball and vegetable kebabs
    Sun: Barbeque with the family

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    Lynn BB

    Sun: Chicken divan, rice
    Mon: Grilled ribeyes, asparagus and baked potatoes
    Tue: Beef strogonoff
    Wed: Breakfast for dinner
    Thur-Fri: Out for college registration
    Sat: ??? Need to figure out if either teen is going to be home for dinner.

  23. lasagna shells and green beans (trader joe’s haricovertS)
    chinese chicken pasta salad
    chicken quesadillas, spinach salad
    hamburgers, baked fries, broccoli

  24. How fun is that, I love seeing live shows and have always wanted to know a band member like that!

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    Nancy Deininger

    Sunday – spatchcock chicken on the grill with corn ad coleslaw (it was amazing!)
    Monday – salmon with asparagus and salad
    Tuesday – skinny taste shrimp patties with salad and rice
    Wednesday – buffalo chicken egg rolls with ?
    Thursday – getting a mani-pedi so son is making dinner!
    Friday – the start of vacation! going to see The National then…leaving for a mediterranean cruise on Saturday!

  26. Monday: Lemony Kale Pasta [Ben’s fave!]
    Tuesday: Baked Tilapia with Coconut-Cilantro Sauce
    Wednesday: leftovers
    Thursday: Bacon & Veggie Frittata
    Friday: Homemade Chicken Strips
    Saturday: Pork Chops
    Sunday: leftovers

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    How fun! Love Imagine Dragons and would love to see them live. We are surprising our kids (teenagers) with a concert this summer ”” The Killers ”” I can’t wait to see enjoy the experience. There’s nothing like a really good live show πŸ™‚

    We are heading on vacation at the end of the week so my goal is pretty simple and easy with little leftovers (or easily freezable leftovers!)
    Sunday: Grilled chicken with mango-roasted poblano salsa. Served with roasted fingerling potatoes and asparagus. Made wonderful rhubarb-strawberry-crystallized ginger bars for dessert ”” delicious!
    Monday: Sweet and sour chicken over rice with roasted broccoli.
    Tuesday: Leftovers quickly as it’s eighth grade graduation!
    Wednesday: Last day of exams for high schoolers so we’re celebrating with friends over ”” pizza and cupcakes too!
    Thursday: Ranch house crockpot pork chops served with salads and whatever other veggies & fruit I need to get rid of.
    Friday: Lentil and brown rice salad with feta. Served with whatever else we need to get rid of!
    Saturday: Eating at Dogfish Ale House in Falls Church, Va. on our way down to OBX.

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    My son went to that concert too! It was his first concert (he is 16) and he went with friends. He said it was great! Thanks for your menu ideas πŸ™‚

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    Sat – grilled burgers, corn on the cob
    Sun – BFD (eggs, bacon, sausage, mini bagels & cream cheese)
    Mon – Asian ribs in the crock, pea pods, rice
    Tues – out
    Wed – stuffed peppers, mashed potatoes
    Thurs – BBQ pork sandwiches, cole slaw
    Fri – homemade pizza

  30. What a fun date! Glad you had a good time, though I’m impressed he was able to keep it a secret for so long. I guess I’m just overly nosy πŸ˜‰

    Sunday-Souplantation (had a coupon and it had been a busy weekend so I didn’t fight it πŸ™‚

    Monday-Slow Cooker Honey Glazed Chicken Drumsticks, Steamed Rice, Green Beans

    Tuesday-Chicken and Rice Soup, Biscuits

    Wednesday and Thursday-Pasta with Homemade Meat Sauce, Green Salad, French Bread

    Friday-Not sure yet…either Omelets or Pizza


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    M: Rotissere Chicken/corn/bacon beans/garlic bread

    T: Egg Salad Sandwiches w/ radishes, arugula, & tomatoes/chips/fruit

    W: Meatball Zucchini Boats/parmesan-tomato orzo/garlic bread

    Th: Chicken Sausage & Kale Pasta/salad

    F: Orange Chicken/brown rice/chinese chopped salad
    **Brown Sugar Cookies for dessert! (making them for a friend who just got out of surgery, so we’ll be taste testing)

    Sa: Dinner at a friend’s

    Su: BBQ at the Lake w/ friends…we’re bringing the hot dogs, burgers, buns, condiments, & smores fixings! πŸ™‚

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    Sun-Roast chicken, dilled new potatoes, asparagus
    Mon-One pot pasta and veggies with(leftover)chicken
    Tues-Hamburger stroganoff, noodles, wilted garlic spinach
    Wed-Sweet and sour Chicken, rice, broccoli and red peppers
    Thur-herbed baked mahi mahi, Broccoli cheese quinoa
    Fri-linguini and creamy clam sauce, green beans

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    Laura Barber

    After a busy weekend, I’m just now getting organized for the week!

    Monday – BBQ’d shrimp, boiled potatoes, asperagus (because I forgot to get corn on the cob!)
    Tuesday – Grilled flank steak tacos.
    Wednesday – Raspberry chicken salads. (Special request from my daughter who’s coming up for dinner!)
    Thursday – Chicken Marsala (or whatever wine I pick up!)
    Friday – Eating at the “Truck Stop” – our local gathering of food trucks. (I’m so excited!)
    Saturday – Grilled something, maybe salmon?

    Have a great week everyone!

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    we were OOT for a wedding this past weekend so my week has been a little off….
    Sunday: puff puff pancake, fruit
    Monday: fettucini alfredo, garlic bread salad
    Tuesday: brisket, rolls, baked potatoes, carrots
    Wednesday: Hubby cooks. tacos, fruit
    Thursday: hubby cooks. red beans and rice, bread
    Friday: Pizza night, salad
    Saturday: turkey dinner

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    Sun: jalapeño cheddar grilled chicken, corn salad, green salad, watermelon
    New cocktail (for us at leat): la Paloma- tequila//grapefruit soda/fresh lime
    Mon: grilled pork tenderloin with peaches, asparagus, smashed potatoes
    Tues: chicken tenders, brussel sprouts with bacon/raisins, carrots, pineapple
    Wed: pasta with shrimp, spinach and tomatoes, garlic bread
    Thurs: panini sandwiches, salad
    Fri: leftovers
    Sat: BBQ with friends- not sure yet what will be on the grill!

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